The 2016 Young Environmentalist of the Year, with $2000 prize money, is Josh Creaser.
A 25 year-old born and bred Canberran, Josh is 350.org Australia's Frontline Projects Coordinator, working on national campaigns to stop the expansion of the coal and gas industry and support a rapid and fair transition to a fossil free energy system.
“The climate action movement is a powerhouse of young activists and Josh Creaser is one making a huge impact.”
“Josh has helped organise some of the most inspirational direct actions of the last few years, involving thousands of people in creative, peaceful protests against the coal and gas giants responsible for dangerous climate change”, Bob Brown said.
“Young, articulate and with a vision for a clean energy future backed by science and public opinion, campaigners like Josh must be a nightmare for the coal and gas industry”, Bob Brown said.
2016 Young Environmentalist of the Year
Josh Creaser is 25 years old and lives is Canberra. Josh is 350.org Australia's Frontline Projects Coordinator and works on national campaigns aiming to stop the expansion of the coal and gas industry and support a rapid and fair transition to a fossil free energy system.
The current campaign focus for Josh is AGL Energy - Australia's biggest carbon polluter.
Josh studied environmental science and human ecology at the ANU, where he discovered the world of campaigning and activism.
He's been an active member of the 350.org Canberra group since its founding in 2013 and worked with that team of volunteers to secure a commitment from the ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels.
Josh supported mass action at the Leard Blockade at Maules Creek and was one of the core organisers for the People’s Parliament in Dec 2015 when 300 people staged a sit in at Parliament House in Canberra, to coincide with the Paris Climate talks.
Josh instrumental in organising the visit by the Pacific Climate activists to Parliament in Canberra and the flotilla to the Break Free flotilla that shut down Newcastle coal port in early 2016.
Josh Creaser is available for interview on 0410 745 005